The Damning of the Peacemakers. How the Embrace of Conspiracy Theories By White Evangelical Christians Will Open the Door to Violence in the United States

With more white evangelicals embracing conspiracy theories what are we to see? Conspiracy theories leading to more violence. Expect to see that violence be committed by some carrying a Bible or cross in one hand and an AR-15 or pipe bomb in the other. Likewise conspiracy theories will do what gay marriage and pornography could not do. They will destroy and divide the evangelical family. The death of facts will propel evangelicals into a new Middle Ages where science, education and art will be downplayed at a level not seen before. And as evangelicals are gullible and and easily played the scandal of the evangelical mind will change to the manipulation of the evangelical mind Continue reading

Here is Why the Recent Petition to Condemn Christian Nationalism is Going to Fail. And What Needs to Take Place for Conservative Evangelicals to Reject Christian Nationalism

In late February progressives rolled out a petition to condemn Christian nationalism. Its flawed and it won’t work for many reasons. Secular Dispatches explained why in a column the other day. Plus I also share some my experiences in evangelicalism to explain why this is doomed to fail. Conservative evangelicals operate in a tribal mentality and don’t consider those who are theologically liberal to be Christians. But it breaks down even further as there are Baptists who won’t charismatics to be Christians. The only way to get conservative evangelicals to reject Christian nationalism is when they realize it not in their interest.  Continue reading

Los Angeles Times: Pastors Are Struggling With Radicalism and Conspiracy Theories in Pews

On the morning of March 5, 2021 the Los Angeles Times published a significant article that explains how pastors are dealing more with conspiracy theories and Christian nationalism in their congregations. The article goes briefly into a Southern Baptist Church situation here in Virginia that forced a pastor to resign and leave because of the Q Anon theory affecting the evangelical church.  Continue reading

When Christianity Advances Hate and Becomes a Dark Tool of Nationalism

An article in USA Today explores the issue of how some Christians hijack symbols of faith and use them to advance dark movements like Christian nationalism or white nationalism. The issue is more of a problem than many people want to admit in American evangelicalism. Individuals like Eric Metaxas reveal how deep the rot is inside evangelicalism, especially as they have tied their identity to Christian nationalism. Continue reading

Not a Snowballs Chance in Hell! Some Questions for Jerry Prevo After an Apology for a Snowball Fight at Liberty University.

A massive snowball fight instigated by Jerry Prevo led to complaints to the health department for Liberty University violating COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Jerry Prevo was quick to apologize for violating the governor’s executive order. And yet here is what is troubling. Prevo is willing to apologize when he wants to and is selective about it. In the wake of the violence at the United States Capitol he has not apologized for the operating Falkirk Center which continues to spit out poisonous toxins of Christian nationalism which is what led to the January 6, 2021 coup attempt. Will he own the mistakes of the Falkirk Center and apologize for the problems its creating? Not a snowballs chance in hell.  Continue reading

The Thinking Atheist Discusses Christian Nationalism and Its Role in the January 6, Capitol Riot with Andrew Seidel of the Freedom From Religion Foundation

The Thinking Atheist and Andrew Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation discuss Christian nationalism and its role in the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Its a good presentation from an atheist perspective. This blog has a lot of respect for atheists and would encourage people to listen to this discussion.  Continue reading

In the National Catholic Reporter a Retired Catholic Priest Compares The Differences Between His Own Arrest Protesting Vietnam in 1971 with the January 6, 2021 Capitol Riot

Over at the National Catholic Reporter a retired Catholic priest wrote about his own Vietnam War protest and arrest in 1971 and compared it with the violent insurrection that occurred on January 6, 2021. This is an interesting read this blog wanted to add and encourage people to read.  Continue reading

Wondering Eagle Deep Dive into Tyler Ethridge. A Look at a Christian Nationalist Pastor Allegedly Involved in the January 6, 2021 Insurrection and Riot in Washington, D.C.

This blog did a look at a Christian nationalist pastor and alleged terrorist involved in the Washington, D.C. storming of the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. This blog post is just a reference to all the prior blog posts written about Tyler Ethridge. From his views on faith and politics, to Islamic conspiracy theories by John Guandolo, to the prosperity gospel as a charismatic theology individual. He was influenced by several questionable ministries or charismatic movements. Continue reading